Person:John Archdale (2)

John Archdale
b.30 Dec 1578
m. 14 Jan 1601
  1. Edward Archdale1604 - 1641
  2. Mary Archdale1605 -
  3. Venerable Martin Archdale1607 - bef 1660
  4. Venerable John Archdale1610 - 1674
  5. Barbara Archdale1613 -
Facts and Events
Name John Archdale
Gender Male
Birth? 30 Dec 1578
Christening? 4 Jan 1579 Allhallows Barking by the Tower, London, England
Marriage 14 Jan 1601 Eye, Suffolk, Englandto Frances Honnyng
Education? 1607 Gray's-Inn, Middlesex, England
Property[3] 1612 Lurg, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Immigration[2] 1614 County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Emigration[2] 1614 Darsham, Suffolk, England
Death? 31 Aug 1621 Lurg, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

JOHN ARCHDALE, of Abbots Hall, Darsham, and afterwards of Castle Archdale, Co. Fermanagh, was the eldest son of Martin and Barbara Archdale. He was born on December 30th 1578, and was baptised at All Hallows Barking on January 4th following. He inherited his Suffolk property under his father's will in 1597, including Abbotts Hall mansion in Darsham.

On January 14th 1600-1, three years after John had inherrited the Darsham property, he married Frances Honnyng or Honings, the seventeen year old daughter of the local gentleman Edward Honnyng MP. The five children of that union were baptised at Darsham, where John resided until his departure for Ireland.

In 1612 he was granted land in Fermanagh, as one of the 'Undertakers' in the Jacobean Plantation of Ulster; John however did not move to Fermanagh until after the death of his wife Frances in early 1614.

By 1615 he had built a castle on the Northeast side of Lower Lough Erne, in the Barony of Lurg which he left to his son Edward on his death in 1621.

Descendants Project

For the ongoing research into the descendants of John Archdale, see the article Archdales of Fermanagh.

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  1.   Archdale, Henry Blackwood. Memoirs of the Archdales : with the descents of some allied families. (Enniskillen: Wm. Trimble, 1925), 12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Barry, T. The Life and Family History of William Honnyng. (London, England: ISBN-13 978 0 9532685 3 5, 2008), p100.
  3. Lurg, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Letters Patent granting lands in the Barony of Lurg, Co. Fermanagh, to John Archdale, 1612. (13 July 1612), 1612, Primary quality.